Accession Number : AD0636490

Title :   INTERSCORER RELIABILITY AND THE KTSA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Apr 64-Oct 65.

Corporate Author : WILFORD HALL HOSPITAL (AIR FORCE) LACKLAND AFB TEX AEROSPACE MEDICAL LAB (CLINICAL)

Personal Author(s) : Latham, William R. ; Clack,Gerald S. ; Sparks,John C.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Interpretive use of the Kahn Test of Symbol Arrangement (KTSA) requires that the scorer first make a series of decisions regarding the levels and quantities of abstraction associated with the verbal responses of a subject to the test objects. The assigned scoring categories were the subject of this study of interscorer reliability. The protocols of 181 patients were scored independently by eight experienced judges. Interscorer reliability yielded median phi coefficients for the nine scoring categories between .53 and .92. These coefficients were interpreted as corroborating the adequate interscorer reliability of the test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), RELIABILITY), SCALE, DECISION MAKING, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PSYCHIATRY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE